Boom Yoga’s Mission: Teaching Children Mindful Movements & Peaceful Actions.
Boom Yoga presents the 8 limbs of yoga right on the mat in a fun way for kids incorporating Asanas (yoga postures) , Pranayama (breathing exercises), along with active movements, games and we always give time for looking inward (Pratyahara) and Dhyana or meditation. Class ends with wind down time or Savasana’s and we use fun themed curriculum to keep the kids engaged for the entire 40 min to 1 hour class. Boom Yoga helps children with breathing; raises body awareness; reduces stress; improves concentration and focus; improves balance, muscle strength and flexibility, teaches compassion; encourages mindfulness; grounds us in our bodies, helps with temper-tantrums, is fun and the list of benefits goes on and on. Do a free trial class today! Email Coach Traci : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-279-1787 for more info.
Check out a couple articles form different sources about why kids should do yoga:
From the Yoga Journal – The benefits of yoga for kids: http://www.yogajournal.com/article/family/yoga-kids/
From Mind Body Green – 7 ways kids benefit from yoga: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15075/7-ways-kids-benefit-from-yoga.html
What parents have to say about boom yoga for kids:
This is Calvin meditating above with his “crystal” rock collection. “We use his Boom Yoga skills to calm down and find our positive energy. Thanks for teaching him about yoga and meditation!” -Allie , Calvin’s Mom
“Our 4 year old daughter really enjoys Boom Yoga and loves to share all of the new poses she has learned. As parents, we feel like it’s a time of her day that allows her to focus and find calmness, while working on stretching and controlling her body. We often get feedback from Coach Traci that she is quite the helper during yoga and is always taking an active role in class.” -Chandra, Jillian’s Mom
What the Dalai Lama has to say about teaching children yoga and meditation: “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
I leave you with this thought – We live in a scary world full of violence and low morality and I truly believe it is up to the village to raise the children. All of us parents, coaches and other mentors lead the way to to helping children learn about themselves and their bodies. Be peace in order to teach peace, so children will learn how to be peaceful within so they may share and keep peace with others. – Traci Mitchell, aka Yogi Traconada